Police Blotter: $3600 in Power Tools Taken From Construction Site; Plus, More Robberies

Reports from the 76th Precinct

The following arrest information was supplied by the 76th Precinct. It does not indicate a conviction.

$3600 in Power Tools Taken From Construction Site

An unknown person entered a building site under construction on Clinton Street near 3rd Place , removing $3600 worth of power tools, police said. At some point between Friday, August 31 at 4 p.m. and Monday, September 4 at 7:30 a.m., when the owner returned to the site and noticed plywood pushed in, it was discovered that an intruder stole more than 10 power tools and items from the second floor of the residence. No arrests have been made at this time.

76 Pct Officers Cuff Two Criminals for Robbing Woman on Clinton St.

A woman was threatened with physical injury and robbed while walking along Clinton Street on Thursday, August 23. Near the corner of Carroll Street, at approximately at 11:53 p.m., a woman was approached by a male and female who spewed various vulgarities and threatened her with physical injury if she didn’t give them everything. The victim handed over $20 to the pair of thieves. The male thief then asked what kind of phone she had. When she said she didn’t own a phone, the crime duo fled. But they were soon apprehended. At 12:00 a.m. officers stopped both crooks at the corner of 1st Place and Clinton Street, arresting a male 15, and a female 14. Police recovered $9.

Music Lover Lobbed in the Face By Robbers

A 38-year-old man was walking out of guitar store on Butler Street when he was approached by a pair of strangers, a Hispanic man and a black woman, intent to rob him. It was on Friday, August 24 at roughly 4:10 p.m. the victim told police, that he was commanded to “Give up your s***!” When the victim refused, the male thief forcibly removed items from his bag, threw things on the ground and knocked him in the face. The pair then fled. The male thief is described as having a long black ponytail. No arrests have been made at this time.

Bike Goes Missing From Columbia Street Rack

A man reported his motorcycle stolen from Columbia Street last week, police said. After securing it to a bike rack along Columbia Street near Woodhull Street on Sunday, August 26 at 11:30 p.m., he returned at 3:10 p.m. the following day to find it had been removed. The victim is 31 and he is looking for a blue 2012 Kawasaki 12RU41 worth $5200.

Mysterious Charges Made To Debit Card Dropped at CVS

A 72-year-old woman got more than she bargained for after visiting , located at 395 Court Street, on Monday, August 27. The woman filed a report with the 76 Precinct stating that at 6:52 p.m. she accidentally dropped her wallet near the register and left without noticing it was missing. Two hours later, she received a phone call from the clerk that the store had her wallet, which she then went back to retrieve. But at some point between when the woman dropped it and it was returned to CVS, an $850 Western Union purchase was made on her debit card. The crime was discovered when the victim attempted to make another purchase and was declined. The case is currently under investigation.

Worried on Henry September 07, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Do you know what the situation was with the arrest that took place in front of the Carroll st/2nd place subway stop last night?
Joanna Prisco (Editor) September 07, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I will look into it, WoH. If any details are available I will be sure to update Patch.
Frank Cuomo September 07, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I am a lifelong resident of Carroll Gardens and I don't ever recall reading so much news pertaining to local crime within the Carroll Gardens / Cobble Hill area. Most of the crimes seem to have been committed by young adults / teenagers with some of the crimes occurring on very public streets in broad daylight. This has never been the case in the past. I am concerned about the safety of my family as they travel to and from our home during the course of a given day living their lives. My greatest fear is that a Good Samaritan looking to prevent a crime by these criminals gets injured or worse while the criminal escapes or gets a slap on the wrist because they are underage. It seems that the criminals have more rights than the victims in present society. What may need to take place is a community effort to force our local politicians and police force to take our community back from the criminals. If anyone knows of any pending community meetings that will be addressing our local crime situation, please share this information with the rest of us concerned citizens.


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